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Topic: Harry Potter Chocolate Frog wood box and frog bean bag  (Read 2381 times)
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« on: November 08, 2013 07:28:52 AM »

Its been awhile since I made this for the Back to Hogwarts swap but I am finally getting around to making my own post  Smiley

I found a 6-sided wood box at the thrift store and bought it planning to make it into a chocolate frog box.  It had a birdhouse and flowers painted on the top.  I painted the outside a pretty metalic blue and the inside a bright yellow (I removed the hinges and latch before painting).  I studied pictures of the real chocolate frog boxes and then put my gold paint pen to work!

That was a lot of work and hard to not smudge it.  But the hardest part was the wording on the top, I re-did it several times to get it even and centered.
Next I made a chocolate frog out of brown fabric.

He is stuffed with fiber-fill and plastic beads so he is a little floppy.  I added brown felt spots on his back and button eyes.

I need to find another box like that so I can make one for myself too!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013 07:45:44 AM »

OMG this is so cute!  That froggy is perfect.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013 08:11:35 AM »

You did an awesome job!

One tip for stuffing the frog: use dry uncooked rice.
We made frogs like this back in school in the seventies (yep, that's how old I am) and filled them with rice. That way they have some more weight and you can make them sit.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013 08:32:51 AM »

This is awesome. I bet your partner loved it.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013 06:58:00 PM »

This is super cute!

We made frogs like this back in school in the seventies (yep, that's how old I am) and filled them with rice. That way they have some more weight and you can make them sit.

Awwww... This makes me remember when I was little and my mom would make fabric frogs and, yep, stuff them with rice.  I had so much fun posing and playing with them.

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    « Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013 01:02:36 AM »

    Oh goodness... I adore this. Whoever received this I am sure were ecstatic! Great Job!
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    « Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013 09:58:44 PM »

    Super adorable!  You put so much work into it, and it is fabulous.  Cheesy 
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    « Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014 09:43:35 AM »

    Just bloody fantastic!!  I want one! Cool

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    « Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014 10:37:28 AM »

    I love this! That frog is so darling and the box is perfect. Awesome work on this.
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